Although Hope initially graduated college with a Master’s degree in mathematics, she fell in love with winemaking through a temporary harvest position in Washington state. Hope immediately went back to school and earned her winemaking credentials from Washington State University and worked for some of the best winemakers in the state before finally seeing her name on a wine label for a large vineyard.
Hope’s experience managing the winemaking process at Obelisco Estate, The Walls Vineyards, Artifex Wine Company, and Goose Ridge Estates Vineyards in Washington State has helped to shape her winemaking style and vineyard expertise. Throughout her career, Hope has processed over 30,000 tons of grapes, launched new vintages, and worked with dozens of different varietals.
Hope is also a proud mom of three kids, with a passion for wrestling and rugby. Hope is originally from the East Coast having been born in New York and she is excited about coming back and working with Virginia wines.